HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2093-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of standard barrels of beer brewed in the nine months from April 1932 to 31st January, 1933, and from April, 1933, to 31st January, 1934; and the respective amounts of duties received during the two periods?


The numbers of standard barrels of beer brewed in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the two periods mentioned were 10,089,000 for 1932–3 and 11,749,000 for 1933–4, the amounts of duty assessed on such beer being £53,504,000 in 1932–3 and £40,990,000 in 1933–34. The figures for the period 1st May, 1933, to 31st January, 1934, are provisional. My hon. Friend will realise that Excise beer duty assessed in one month is not received until the next.